Bruised elbow sidelines Braun
It turns out this was not your run of the mill off-day for Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun. He said he couldn’t play after being plunked on the left elbow by a Bronson Arroyo pitch on Tuesday night.
“I can’t bend my arm,” Braun said. “Hopefully, it gets better. We’ll see. Luckily, tomorrow is an off-day.”
Had it been a game day, Braun said he doubts he would have been able to play.
Cleanup man Aramis Ramirez had a similar experience late last month, after he was struck by a wayward pitch at Arizona. Ramirez spoke out the next day about the high rate at which Brewers batters have been hit by pitches this season — a total that has since grown to a Major League-most 44 times entering Wednesday. Tampa Bay is a distant second, with 33 plunkings, and the Cubs are second in the National League, at 26.
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